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#2242860 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

And there's the Olczyk we all know.

it was all homer's fault.

#2242848 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

There was a good example when a Hawks player (Brunette?) could've crushed Homer with an east west hit. Holmstrom was looking back to receive the pass as he left the zone. Instead he let it go, because he almost certainly would've clipped mostly Homer's head. Players can learn and there's still plenty of hitting left.

#2242798 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

That errant stick on the ice has been our best defensive player so far.

#2242794 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

I can't fault Conks for the second one. Sharp was in a high scoring area and had time to take a slapshot from the slot. That's on his teammates, not Conks. But the first one was weak.

Then Toews able to skate down the middle and get off a nice shot. wtf?

#2242755 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 January 2012 - 07:42 PM

Are they lighting the United Center with one floodlight? Or does it just look weirdly dark on Versus? I mean... NBC sports network...

#2242750 1/8 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 January 2012 - 07:41 PM

i am sof****** sick of eddie O calling these games... god i hate when versus gets these exclusive nights...

Agreed. Any predictions on how long it'll be before he start talking about how good detroit is at "subtle interference?"

or maybe pointing out penalties that should've been called on Detroit.


No brain farts like last night boys. Let's go!

#2242180 Realignment Not Occuring Next Year

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

Agree with those who think this is just terrible for the league in general. No news is good news for the NHL as far as I'm concerned and when this is the only thing that will be mentioned hockey wise on a national sports perspective, it looks terrible and may just solidify the league as still behind others when they had the opportunity to become better.

Disagree with those who are solely blaming Bettman. I hate that man just as much as you, but please tell me that others did not have their hand in this. Bettman is to blame but now the PA dropped the ball too.

I forget the guy's name, but isn't the NHLPA president the former one who f'ed the MLB real hard a few years ago?

This just blows.

It is definitely not all Bettman's fault. I just wanted to point out that it's not the NHLPA's fault either. The league didn't involve them until very late in the game, so now they're in the position of holding things up. It's just s***ty all around. From day one this should've been a discussion with the owners, league, AND PLAYERS. It's not rocket science to figure out that you need to include the people fans actually pay to go see.

If there is another lockout though, I put almost all the blame on Bettman. Like I said before, his divisive condescending tone makes negotiations hostile from the get go. It'd be nice to have a commissioner who didn't view the players union as the enemy.
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#2242062 Realignment Not Occuring Next Year

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

this is nothing but a negotiation ploy for the NHLPA. Get ready everyone because another lockout is coming

Possibly. But Bettman and the NHL made this move much more likely by not involving the NHLPA in the process until now. A while back in an interview about the realignment, Bettman was openly condescending towards the union and about how they'll check with them but don't really have to be consulted.

The league went ahead with this process and by not involving the NHLPA from the start put them in the position of having to put the brakes on this if they didn't agree. Now they're painting the union as the bad guy for delaying things, which is idiotic. If there's a massive reorganization like that, doesn't it seem like they should have involved the people who actually play the hockey games BEFORE they decided to go ahead with the plan?

The posturing has definitely begun, but it's not like it's only come from the NHLPA. Bettman has nothing but open disdain for the players union and sets a very divisive tone. If there is another lockout, he should absolutely be removed as commissioner. I understand he is representing the franchise owners but ultimately he represents the game, and sometimes his job means he needs to save a few idiot billionaires from themselves.

A big part of his job is and should be diplomacy, which is where Bettman is the most lacking.

#2241993 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 January 2012 - 02:54 PM

People need to take Franzen off the trading block. I know even I had a glimmer of a thought about trading him early in the season, but he's having a good year so far and he's still clutch (half his goals are game winners). Plus, his proven playoff performance means he stays. As the year progresses there are fewer and fewer players worth trading. Stuart is having a good year, and our defense is so good right now Holland won't want to mess with that.

So it'd have to be a forward or pick trade. And nobody wants the forwards we could spare, at least not for a great player in exchange.

Unless he can find a team who needs to rebuild and can offer just picks for a player.

And let me point out that Franzen is having a better year than Perry. Perry is not some amazing player who will change this team. He's good, but not the player the Wings need.

Franzen has 16 goals and 17 assists in 39 games on a very good Wings team.

Perry has 15 goals and 15 assists in 38 games on a pretty awful Ducks team.

I think saying Franzen is having a better year is a stretch.

Selanne would be perfect, but there's no way he's coming here. Sounds like he wants to end his career with the Ducks, has a NMC, and seems to have a healthy dislike for Detroit. The Ducks were dangling Ryan earlier in the season, so maybe they'll start shopping him again.

#2241991 Open Season on Ducks

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 January 2012 - 02:48 PM

You should be shot for suggesting that that ginormous douchebag ever put on a Red Wings jersey.

The fact that he's a dip!@#$ weasel disqualifies him from Ken Holland's consideration anyway.

So you're suggesting that we trade a player whose play you dislike for another whose play you will similarly dislike. Your own sarcasm is working against you.

By the way, Franzen currently has 33 points and is a +20. Getzlaf? 25 points (a whopping six goals--what, exactly, would we do with another playmaking center?) and a -19. Getzlaf is playing with some very talented hockey players. The team he's on isn't going to make all the difference.

And Anaheim will want Tatar--an unproven scorer--and Stuart--on the last year of his contract--why? By the way, Stuart sold his house in San Jose.

And... we want Perry WHY?

You can't figure out why the Red Wings could benefit from having a guy who scored 50 goals last season (Franzens best is 34), is good for 70+ points even if he doesn't score 50 again (Franzens best is 59 points), is a big body not afraid to go to the net, performs well in the playoffs, and is a pain in the ass to play against?

I hate Perry, but he would make the Wings a better team. I know that for Mule it's all about the playoffs, and I'm not saying I'd swap him for Perry. It's easy to sit back and crap all over ideas people suggest, but this one is not as insane as you make it out to be.

I guarantee you that Ken Holland would not trade for him. When has Ken Holland ever signed a player of Perry's character?

I disagree with your examples, as none of them are d-bag weasels of Corey Perry magnitude.

You're right. They were all much bigger douchebags than Perry. Chelios and Samuellsson were much dirtier players than anything Perry has ever done. Perry doesn't even reach the level of Pronger. And Bert's not a dirty player overall, but he did end a player's career. You can also add to the list Dino Ciccarelli, and probably a few others I'm not thinking of right now.

Perry's a d-bag because most of his antics are stuff like what Maltby used to do. Take little cheapshots and hide behind the ref. But he's an extremely talented player who has a ton of upside.

Getzlaf I wouldn't be so excited about. I've liked elements of his play and he's often a Wings killer, but from what I've heard overall from Ducks fans, they're unhappy with his effort on a nightly basis.

#2241949 Old Red Wings Discussions

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 06 January 2012 - 11:54 AM

"Marc The Supreme *** Crawford" is pretty clever.

Not really.

#2241752 The Official NHL Suspension Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 January 2012 - 11:53 AM

He'll probably be out for that long because of his injury anyway.

His suspension doesn't start until he's deemed healthy.

It's unclear if Carcillo will serve his suspension starting with the Hawks game in Philadelphia Thursday night, as he suffered a severe injury on the play. Injured players must serve their suspension after being deemed healthy. Carcillo will be serving his third suspension this season.


It's his third suspension of the season. what a dirtbag.

#2241633 Henrik Sedin's Comments on Vancouver's Toughness

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 04 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

By gutless, do you mean backing down from fights and not defending yourself when someone plays tough or dirty?

We've done that several times. I remember the Philly game back in 2007, or in the playoffs against the Flames that year. Same s*** with the Ducks series, where they played dirty and we didn't really fight back because we didn't have the personnel.

Which examples are you alluding to with Vancouver against Boston?

I've been annoyed by the Wings lack of response when teams plays tough or dirty against them, but it still hasn't reached Canucks level. Until Kronwall bites someone's finger, Lidstrom gets poked with a stick and falls over like he's shot, and Datsyuk takes several punches to the face without swinging back, the Wings are not as gutless as the Nucks.


Sedin takes repeated jabs to the face, and all he does is get angry at the ref about it, as Marchand laughs at him.

#2241469 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Stars 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 04 January 2012 - 01:10 AM

Bad game for Jimmy. I'm glad the offense could bail him out, since he's bailed the team out a lot so far this season.

They need to get Conklin between the pipes and give Jimmy a much needed rest. If Conks still doesn't look up to the job then they need to go get someone. As nice as it is for Jimmy to be piling up the wins, the Wings are going to need him for the playoffs.

#2241029 Rupp 1st Goal, Then Salute at WC

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 January 2012 - 02:58 PM


Seems as though being modest with your accomplishments is a thing of the past.

More than that, just be excited and celebrate the goal.

The salutes and pointing your stick like a gun and the like are all premeditated moves the player does to call attention to himself. I'd take a Patrick Eaves spontaneous excitement kind of celebration any day over that.